The ASUS ROG STRIX LC RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition is an interesting card, however before we dive into specifics, let’s examine the GPU itself, shall we? With the RTX 4000 series rumored to debut this 12 months, RTX 3090 Ti is likely to be the best efficiency card of the generation, a coup de grâce of the RTX 3000 series. It features an unlocked GA102 GPU with 10752 CUDA cores, 84 ray tracing cores, and 336 tensor cores. The RTX 3090, in contrast, has 10,496 CUDA cores, 82 ray tracing cores, and 328 tensor cores. In percentages, that’s 2.4% extra shaders, RT cores, and tensor cores.

Just like the RTX 3090, the Ti GPU comes with 24GB of GDDR6X memory and once more runs on a 384-bit memory bus. The RTX 3090 Ti clocks its memory slightly faster, 21 Gbps vs 19.5 Gbps, which permits it to hit an unbelievable 1 TB/s of complete bandwidth.

Base and increase clocks have additionally been improved. Where the RTX 3090 had a base clock of 1.4GHz and a boost clock of 1.7GHz, the RTX 3090 Ti ups that to 1.67GHz and 1.86GHz respectively.

Even with out crunching the chances, it’s clear by the proximity of the numbers that reinforces listed here are modest. The RTX 3090 was already an extremely powerful card and the RTX 3090 Ti breaks that cup ceiling to let the GPU stretch its wings. It’s a card clearly meant for 4K and content creation, and that’s the biggest place you’re going to see efficiency gains. We’ll draw this out extra within the efficiency section, however measured in TFLOPs, here’s how it breaks down:

forty shader TFLOPS (up from 36), 78 RT-TFLOPS (up from sixty nine), and 320 Tensor TFLOPS (up from 285)
+eleven% shader, +thirteen% RT, +12% tensor.
For a Ti-level soar this generation, these percentages are a bit slight however usually in line. By contrast, the RTX 3080 Ti superior the RTX 3080 with thirteen% extra shader TFLOPS, 15% extra RT TFLOPS, and 18% extra tensor TFLOPS.
I’ve been scrambling to get it performed, but it’s done… I needed to include overclocking outcomes however they’ll come tomorrow, to see just how far we can push the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti.

ASUS has unleashed its very fastest graphics card with the new ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, providing NVIDIA’s very best GA102 GPU, new 450W+ TDP energy insanity, and suped-up 24GB of GDDR6X memory that is now at 21Gbps and pushing an insane 1TB/sec+ of memory bandwidth.

NVIDIA is pushing the whole lot to the bounds with its new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, and with everybody fearful about GPU + GDDR6X temps… there’s nothing to worry about with the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. Sub 60C GPU temps, silent operation, plenty of efficiency for 4K 120FPS gaming and beyond.

ASUS does all of it with a card that appears completely attractive, however I do query the necessity for the massive twin-fan AIO cooler. I mean… MSI provides the identical efficiency with its customized GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X graphics card and it’s purely air-cooled with its triple-fan cooler. The GPU temps are greater (70-72C) however hey, if GPU temps are your thing then the AIO cooler is what you want.

New 16-pin PCIe 5.0 Power Connector

NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti does one thing very completely different to the earlier flagship GeForce RTX 3090, which had ASUS deploying three x 8-pin PCIe energy connectors on its customized RTX 3090 designs… however the new RTX 3090 Ti uses a single 16-pin PCIe energy connector.

But… how will you plug your PSU into the new 16-pin PCIe energy connector, which you do not have? Effectively, that is why you may use the 1 x 16-pin PCIe energy connector to 3 x 8-pin PCIe energy connectors. Your PSU may be capable to deal with it, however I’d counsel taking a look at upgrading your PSU for the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti… particularly with the RTX forty series GPUs proper across the corner, and man they’re going to want all the facility they’ll get.

That is why MSI sent over their new MSI MPG A1000G energy provide, pumping 1000W of energy with eighty PLUS Gold-certified efficiency. It additionally seems to be nice, with MSI utilizing patterns that can be infused beautifully — with tons of energy at your disposal — with the MSI MPG VELOX 100P AIRFLOW PC case and MSI MPG Z690 CARBON WIFI motherboard.

MSI’s new MPG A1000G PSU has a single-railed design, which is able to ship clean currents underneath heavy loads… making it good for MSI’s new flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X graphics card. MSI’s new MPG A1000G PSU is also “future-proof” as it meets the new requirements for the upcoming PCIe 5.0 specification… for even greater-wattage GPUs.

I used MSI’s new MPG A1000G PSU for all of my GeForce RTX 3090 Ti opinions, starting here with MSI’s new flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X. I will even be utilizing the MPG A1000G PSU for NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Founders Version, and the new flagship ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti that ought to be with me any minute now.

RTX 3090 Ti 24GB Tech Specs

NVIDIA is utilizing the total GA102 on its new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, with 10,752 CUDA cores in comparison with the 10,496 CUDA cores on the identical (GA102 GPU) because the GeForce RTX 3090. There are different tweaks, with the identical 82 RT cores however 336 Textures Units (328 TUs on the RTX 3090).

There’s the identical 24GB of GDDR6X on the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti because the earlier GeForce RTX 3090, on the identical 384-bit memory interface — however with a big change: it’s clocked at 21Gbps — offering it with up to 1TB/sec of memory bandwidth, up from the 936GB/sec on the RTX 3090.

However, I’ve overclocked each customized GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card that I’ve obtained — before, and leading up into this overview — and pushed the 24GB GDDR6X up over 21Gbps and loved 1TB/sec of memory bandwidth for the final 12 months or more.

Another enormous upgrade over the RTX 3090 is that the new RTX 3090 Ti has its spiffy new 16-pin PCIe 5.0-prepared energy connector with up to 450W obtainable on the RTX 3090 Ti… up from the 350W on the RTX 3090. NVIDIA is making plenty of references to its close to 10-12 months-outdated TITAN RTX, and positive it kinda is… but it’s changing the RTX 3090, not the Ampere-based TITAN RTX that by no means materialized.

And if this is the Ampere TITAN RTX… then possibly it ought to’ve been called that, so I will not be referring to the TITAN RTX (regardless that I may, I have the results lately examined on my Ryzen 9 5900X) however no one in their proper mind nonetheless has that as a gamer… they’d have a brand new RTX 30 series GPU in order that they have RT + DLSS… proper?!

Detailed Look

ASUS ships the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version graphics card in a field worthy of the facility of the GPU inside. The field is totally enormous, and can command a big portion of your shelf… let’s face it: for those who’re buying one thing this good, you are going to showcase the field as well. I do, as a result of I love it 😉

Man… the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version just seems to be like one thing else. There’s not much completely different here between the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti and ROG Strix LC RTX 3080 Ti, other than a superb chunk extra energy (up to 480W), 24GB of GDDR6X now clocked at 21Gbps, and a chunkier Ampere GPU.

ASUS goes with an AIO cooler that is hooked up — reasonably cheaply I’d add, I actually expected… no needed extra from ASUS — to the graphics card on the top.

This implies as a substitute of the card being a huge 3.5-slot or larger 4-slot GPU, it may be just over a twin-slot card… and radically lowered GPU temps to boot.

The new 16-pin PCIe energy connector, which then connects out to 3 x 8-pin PCIe energy connectors and commands up to 500W or so of power. You may simply pull 480W with overclocking, so be careful on your PSU while you’re buying around.

ASUS does nice work with changing up the display connectivity on the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version, as it does with its ROG Strix RTX 30 series GPUs, by together with a second HDMI 2.1 connector. The other RTX 3090 Ti that I’ve obtained here (the MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X) does not have a second HDMI 2.1 connector, and that issues to individuals — and it’s also extra “future-proof”, too — particularly since 4K 120Hz may be fed by means of HDMI 2.1.

Anthony’s GPU Take a look at System Specs

The largest upgrade to the GPU testbed is the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X processor, providing 12 cores and 24 threads of Zen three-powered CPU grunt at up to 4.8GHz.

That is plenty of CPU energy and provides a fantastic upgrade over the Ryzen 7 3800X that I was utilizing previously.

I will probably be upgrading this system in just a few months, and possibly working it aspect-by-aspect with the new Alder Lake-powered Intel Core i9-12900K processor. I am utilizing one inside the Allied M.O.A.B.-I gaming PC that I reviewed just a few months ago, and man the 12900K is just like the Godzilla of CPUs.

Sabrent is the most recent companion of mine to assist construct out my programs, sending me oodles of the fastest NVMe M.2 SSDs on the planet. I am utilizing Sabrent’s flagship Rocket 4 Plus 4TB M.2 SSDs which provides 7GB/sec+ reads and writes with a huge 4TB of capacity.

ASUS has been a good companion of mine for just a few years now, offering their enormous forty three-inch 4K 120Hz gaming screens for my benchmarking and gaming needs. I am utilizing of them at the moment, the ROG Strix XG438Q and the ROG Swift PG43UQ gaming monitors.

Efficiency Thoughts

Please, please, please… do not buy the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti for 1080p gaming. I imply, if you want to have like 300FPS in multiplayer titles or one thing because you’ve obtained a 360FPS display, then sure. But for essentially the most part you need not spend any such money for gaming at 1920 x 1080.

Now, this is the place the true fun begins: 2560 x 1440. In a flagship game like CD PROJEKT RED’s masterpiece Cyberpunk 2077, with the ASUS ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti whizzing along with 98FPS common at 1440p… in comparison with the 90FPS of the RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 Ti GPUs.

You’re going to be dashing alongside at 120FPS common in Forza Horizon 5, 60FPS+ for those who turned RT and enabled DLSS in a ravishing-looking game like Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition. 1440p gaming goes to be no difficulty for the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, it dominates here as well.

4K gaming is the place the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti shines.

Beforehand, NVIDIA nonetheless owned the efficiency crown in Cyberpunk 2077 at 4K with its earlier flagship GeForce RTX 3090 which spits out 47FPS common, however the new RTX 3090 Ti pushes it further… proper up to 51FPS average. With RT + DLSS enabled, you’ll be able to enjoy 4K 60FPS in Cyberpunk 2077 on the RTX 3090 Ti

Forza Horizon 5 pushes 92FPS (up from 88FPS on the RTX 3090) and 42FPS in Metro Exodus Enhanced Version (a decent leap from the RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 Ti with 38FPS common every). NVIDIA passes AMD within the Radeon-friendly Murderer’s Creed: Valhalla with the new RTX 3090 Ti hitting 70FPS, in comparison with the RX 6900 XT with 67FPS (an identical to the RTX 3090, too).

I’ve been enjoying Warzone and Overwatch on the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version graphics card (and until I put the ASUS RTX 3090 Ti inside my rig, it was the MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X) on a seventy seven-inch LG 4K 120Hz HDR OLED TV and man… there may be nothing better than the RTX 3090 Ti for 4K 120FPS gaming. It’s the last word GPU.

I really squeezed extra out of my customized MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X than I did the liquid-cooled ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition. I will be re-reviewing both of the new RTX 3090 Ti GPUs with overclocking leads to the next 24 hours, so be prepared… no not you, my energy bills.

What’s Hot, What’s Not

What’s Hot
Sub 60C temps on this monster GPU, holy cooling, ASUS: Yeah, ASUS did some nice work here with the AIO cooler… reducing the GPU temps down to sub 60C throughout benching and gaming sessions. It is a bulky AIO cooler and I do not know if I would personally buy this, however you do get some depraved low GPU temps… at a cost.

Awesome ASUS ROG Strix LC design work: It seems to be FANTASTIC, a minimum of the actual graphics card… not so much the annoying AIO cooler.

The very best GPU on the planet: If you want the fastest GPU on the planet, look no further than the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti — ASUS has a liquid-cooled AIO cooler on its ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti variant — providing blistering efficiency in each game, each resolution, and every test you’ll be able to throw at it. The RTX 3090 Ti laughs in their faces, that is until Ada Lovelace and RDNA three later this year.

The fastest GDDR6X memory on the planet: NVIDIA already had super-fast GDDR6X memory on the GeForce RTX 3090, which was clocked at 19.5Gbps — and overclocked to 21Gbps simply — however now 21Gbps is obtainable as default.

24GB GDDR6X operates FAR cooler than RTX 3090, while clocked faster: The 24GB of GDDR6X memory on the GeForce RTX 3090 can run at up to 110C when pressured, with my NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Version hitting 110C instantly when mining. But now… the 24GB of even-faster GDDR6X clocked at 21Gbps runs at just 65-70C or so… chilly in comparison.

ASUS contains not one, however HDMI 2.1 ports: If you want to run HDMI 2.1 to your new TV or gaming monitor as well as another HDMI 2.1-powered display, ASUS contains twin HDMI 2.1 ports on its ROG Strix RTX 30 series GPUs. The flagship ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti not only is essentially the most powerful GPU proper now, but it has some of the strongest display connectivity, too.

The very best GPU for 4K 120FPS gaming: I am a massive advocate of 4K 120FPS gaming, as I personally personal a seventy seven-inch 4K 120Hz LG OLED TV and the RTX 3090 has been my GPU of selection because it was released, however now that honor goes to the new RGeForce TX 3090 Ti graphics card. Incredible stuff @ 4K 120FPS, particularly while you’re enjoying a game with DLSS enabled.

The only GPU for 8K 60FPS gaming: If you’re gaming at 8K 60FPS on a brand new TV by means of HDMI 2.1 then you definitely’re all good to go… once once more, particularly for those who’ve obtained DLSS enabled… then the 24GB of ultra-fast GDDR6X memory and new RTX 3090 Ti is here to rock your 8K gaming world.

It’s lastly here: NVIDIA was meant to release their new flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti on the end of January… then nothing… and now NVIDIA has released the RTX 3090 Ti with no single phrase about why it was delayed by complete months.

16-pin PCIe energy connector: ASUS uses the new 16-pin PCIe energy connector on its customized ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, which converts over to 3 x 8-pin PCIe energy connectors and up to 480-500W of energy consumption. But the new 16-pin connector is WAY smaller, and looks SO a lot better on the card itself.

Better than overclocked RTX 3080 Ti or RTX 3090: The new RTX 3090 Ti is here to be your new king.

Not LHR, so nice for mining: No Lite Hash Fee (LHR) gimping here, you’ve got obtained the total crypto mining efficiency here with the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti… if that issues, of course. Please don’t go out and buy a bunch of RTX 3090 Ti cards for crypto mining farms, mmmkay?

What’s Not

Far too noisy for an AIO-cooled RTX 3090 Ti: ASUS actually dropped the ball within the noise department with the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti, as it finally ends up making extra noise than the air-cooled MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X graphics card. Sigh… not good while you’re spending this kinda money on a GPU.

Ultimate Thoughts

ASUS delivers as it at all times does with its flagship ROG Strix GPU, with the new ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version driving each dial to eleven, after which some — I imply it has a huge AIO on it… but it actually wasn’t price it in the end — unless you’re keen on that style.

Personally, I do love the model of the card, however the bulky AIO cooler is annoying. It does not provide any additional efficiency over the purely triple-fan air-cooled MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X that I just finished reviewing. I expected the ASUS to walk all over it… and at this stage the place the RTX 3090 Ti is only a few FPS faster than the RTX 3090… “walk all over” is another 1-2FPS over the MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X.

ASUS has all the model, and it has that huge AIO cooler… however we’re already at our limits here. You won’t push over 2200MHz out of the GPU, and I was reaching partitions on the GDDR6X memory at 22.5Gbps. If you want depraved low GPU temps, then oh yeah, the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version has your back.

Right out of the field you are going to enjoy chilly GPU temps of around fifty five-60C underneath gaming and benchmarking loads, while the GDDR6X memory runs at around 64C average. This can be a HUUUUGE difference to the 24GB of GDDR6X memory on the RTX 3090 that cooks your dinner at 110C.

But sadly — and this is a huge, sadly — the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti was louder for me when I was benchmarking and gaming than the air-cooled MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X. Ehhh.

ASUS has its fans and I am positive everyone knows someone who knows a ROG fan or fanatic in their social circle, and knows that they’ll be completely salivating on the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. They don’t care about the fee, or that it is not the easiest RTX 3090 Ti, they care that it’s ASUS’ new ROG Strix RTX 3090 Ti.

I wouldn’t recommend the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti over an air-cooled GPU, simply because it provides no efficiency leap over the air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti cards. The GPU temps being so low are superior, however not superior sufficient to have a huge AIO cooler installed in my PC… or that it’s louder than my MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X. Sorry, ASUS.

From a pure aesthetics perspective, the new GPU reminds me so much of my favourite customized AMD Radeon RX 6000 series GPU: the SAPPHIRE TOXIC Radeon RX 6900 XT Limited Version graphics card. That could be a totally-tweaked Navi 21-powered GPU with an AIO cooler, too. It seems to be nice, and if that is what you want… then you are going to get a bloody implausible RTX 3090 Ti with impossibly low GPU temps.

And then let’s face it: you would not inform the difference between any customized GeForce RTX 3090 Ti in a blind test. If you’re pumping away at 120FPS+ do you think you are going to inform the difference between 118FPS and 121FPS? In the phrases of Kevin McCallister from House Alone… I do not think so.

ASUS loses large points with the shortage of efficiency positive aspects over an air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti, extra noise than an air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti, and has a huge bulky AIO cooler. If you happen to’re a big ROG fanatic then the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version graphics card goes to be one in your collection.